THE PLAINS, Ohio — The wrestling teams from River Valley and Meigs earned respective finishes of 13th and 20th Saturday at the 2014 John Deno Wrestling Tournament held on the campus of Athens High School in Athens County.
The Raiders had four top-eight finishes and scored 98 points as a team, while the Marauders earned only one top-eight finish and 31 points in the 20-team field. The host Bulldogs won the overall crown with 354 points, while Vinton County (283), Fairfield Union (227), Westerville North (189.5) and Jackson (158) rounded out the top-five team spots.
Each local program had an individual runner-up at the event, as Brandon Thompson of MHS finished second to Caleb Price of Chillicothe in 145-pound division. Thompson was the lone Marauder to earn a spot in the top-eight at the competition.
The Raiders received a second place effort from Rondal Cornell, whose only loss came to Troy Stalder of Athens in the 160 championship. Tyler Ward was fourth in the 195 weight class, while Anthony Harmon (220) and Jesse Edwards (138) placed seventh and eighth in their respective divisions.
Complete results of the 2014 John Deno Wrestling Tournament are available on the web at baumspage.com